BBC's 'Asia Business Report' appoints presenter

MUMBAI: Rico Hizon has been appointed the new permanent presenter of Asia Business Report, BBC World's live Singapore-based daily financial programme, a recent press release stated.

The show telecasts latest news about the companies, economy, share and market in the Asia-Pacific region, with a mixture of studio and filmed reports. It is broadcast on BBC World at 4 am, 5 am 7.15 am and 9.15 am every weekday. Following every edition there is a one-minute update on the market indices in Asia.

According to the release, Rico joined BBC World earlier this year to work as a reporter and producer on Asia Business Report. Prior to this, he spent eight years with CNBC, where he was also a financial news anchor.

Before working at CNBC, Rico was a presenter and business reporter at the Manila-based GMA-7 network, responsible for covering capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment and corporate development news. Rico also anchored a daily market-driven show, Stock Market Live from the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Before entering the broadcast industry, Rico was a lecturer in the Communication Arts Department of De La Salle University in his home country, the Philippines. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from De La Salle University.

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